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Welcome to Derbyshire’s Local Offer

The Local Offer is in place to provide support, guidance and information for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities from 0 to 25 years old, and their families.

On this site, you will find services in your local area and further afield, and information on what support is available to support you and your family.

The Local Offer is split into different topics like Early Years, Education and Learning, Preparing for Adulthood and Leisure or Activities. You will also be presented with information on the different plans available and what support is available.

Want to know more? Take a look at this short YouTube film which the Department of Education produced on Local Offers - The Local Offer - YouTube

We can email accessible copies of documents to you if required. To request accessible versions of documents, contact:

Tell us what you think

We really value your feedback and comments as this helps us identify any improvements to the website and services. You can do this by completing our feedback form.

Did you know you can also tell us about your experiences of being a young person in Derbyshire or using our services via our participation team.

If you have any complaints

If you have a specific complaint about a service, please contact the agency or service directly or refer to Derbyshire County Council's Complaint Policy.

Useful website links:

Derbyshire Information and Advice Support Service (DIASS) provides independent information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as well as their parents and carers.

Derbyshire Parent Carer Voice is a registered charity, run by parent/carer volunteers with children/young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They organise parent participation, providing the opportunity to talk about all the services received in Derbyshire.

The SEND Code of Practice is the statutory guidance for organisations which work with and support children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.

The Local Area SEND Inspection framework is used to set out the key inspection principles when inspecting the local area.